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Capture of the Warwick

11th March 1756
Fought at : Martinique - France - Windward Islands
Part of : French and Indian War (1754 - 1763)
Previous action : Action of 6-8 June 1755 6.6.1755 - 8.6.1755

The capture of the Warwick near Martinique


Great Britain (Royal Navy)

British Ship
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Warwick (60) 1733-1756
British 60 Gun
4th Rate Ship of the Line
Molyneaux ShuldhamBritish
Naval Sailor
Service 1732-1793

Royaume de France (Marine Royale)

French Ships
Ship NameCommanderNotes
Le Prudent (74) 1753-1758
French 74 Gun
3rd Rate Ship of the Line
Charles-Alexandre de Morell d'Aubigny d'Assy (Comte d'Aubigny)French
Naval Sailor
Service 1713-1781
Squadron Flagship
L'Atalante (32) 1741-1760
French 32 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Louis-Charles du ChaffaultFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1725-1790
Le Zéphyr (28) 1728-1762
French 28 Gun
5th Rate Frigate
Charles-Auguste Levassor de La ToucheFrench
Naval Sailor
Service 1756

Notes on Action

The French Account of the taking the WarwickTGM

Chevalier d'Aubigny sailed from Rochefort in the Prudent of 74 guns for Martineco, accompanied by two frigates, the Atalante of 34 guns, and the Zephyr of 30 guns. The Zephyr being separated from the other two met the Warwick, who mistaking him for a merchantman, despised him, and would not open his ports till the Zephyr fired a broadside at him. The captain then perceiving his mistake, immediately opened his ports, but the Zephyr guessing how the enemy would act, made so good use of their small arms, that the crew of the English ship could not keep the deck, and disappeared. The noise of the firing brought the Prudent and the Atalante to his assistance; up on which the English captain, seeing he could not escape, declared he would surrender but only to the commander in chief. The Chevalier d'Aubigny then made a signal to signify that he would engage the Warwick, if the captain refused to surrender to the frigate upon which the English captain, fearing the event of the engagement struck to the Zephyr.

The English Account.TGM

The Warwick of 60 guns, Capt. ________ who had been cruising off the coast of Martinico, and had taken several French prizes, fell in with the Prudent man of war 74 guns, who had in company with her a 64 gun ship, and a frigate of 36 guns; the Warwick perceiving herself thus overmatched, endeavoured to get clear by making a running fight, and actually had got clear of the large ships; but the frigate being ordered to chase, came up under her stern and raked her terribly; by which means she was kept in play till the Prudent again came up, and the struck having lost her captain, and a great number of men.


TGMGentleman's MagazineVarious, Book

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